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foo2hp – Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a ZJS
printer stream


foo2hp [options] zjs-file

foo2hp [options] zjs-file

foo2hp [options] zjs-file


foo2hp converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or cups output formats to
monochrome or color ZJS streams, for driving the Hewlett-Packard 2600n
color laser printer and other Zenographics-based printers.



Normal Options
These are the options used to select the parameters of a print job that
are usually controlled on a per job basis.

-b bits
Bits per plane if autodetect doesn’t work (1 or 2) [1].

-c Force color mode if autodetect doesn’t work.

-d duplex
Duplex code to send to printer [1].
│ │ │
│1 off │ 2 long edge │ 3 short edge

-g xpixxypix
Set page dimensions in pixels [10200×6600].

-m media
Media code to send to printer [1].

Media HPLJ 2600n
plain 1
preprinted 514
letterhead 513
transparency 2
prepunched 515
labels 265
bond 260
recycled 516
color 512
tough 276
envelope 267
light 258
heavy 262
cardstock 261
lightglossy 268
glossy 269
heavyglossy 270
cover 277

photo 278

-p paper
Paper code to send to printer [1].

│ 1 letter │ 9 A4 │
│ 5 legal │ 11 A5 │
│ 7 executive │ 13 B5jis │
│20 env #10 │ 27 env DL │
│28 env C5 │ 34 env B5 │
│37 env Monarch │ │
-n copies
Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [600×600].

-s source
Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [7].
│ │
│1 tray 2 │ 7 auto
│2 tray 1 │

-t Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.

-J filename
Filename string to send to printer.

-U username
Username string to send to printer.

Printer Tweaking Options
These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2hp for a
particular printer.

-u xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the start of the printable region from the
upper left corner, in pixels [0x0].

-l xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower
right corner, in pixels [0x0].

-L mask
Send logical clipping amounts implied by -u/-l in the ZjStream

0 don’t send any logical clipping amounts
1 only send Y clipping amount
2 only send X clipping amount
3 send both X and Y clipping amounts

-O c,m,y,k
Alignment of CMYK in rows. The default is 0,0,0,0.

-P Do not send START_PLANE codes on monochrome output. May be
needed by some black and white only printers, such as the HP
LaserJet 1000.

-A AllIsBlack: convert C=1,M=1,Y=1 to just K=1. Works with bitcmyk
input only.

-B BlackClears: K=1 forces C,M,Y to 0. Works with bitcmyk input

-X padlen
Add extra zero padding to the end of BID segments. The default
is 16 bytes.

Debugging Options
These options are used for debugging foo2hp.

-S plane
Output just a single color plane from a color print and print it
on the black plane. The default is to output all color planes.

1 Cyan
2 Magenta
3 Yellow
4 Black

-D level
Set Debug level [0].

Create a black and white ZJS stream:

-sPAPERSIZE=letter -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw
-sOutputFile=- – < | foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >

Create a color ZJS stream:

-sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk
-sOutputFile=- – < | foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.zc



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Rick Richardson